National Gingersnap Day
National Gingersnap Day is a food holiday celebrated on July 1 of every year. Gingersnap is also called as a ginger nut or ginger biscuit, which is a popular sweet and savoury snack flavoured with ginger. Gingersnaps are round, plain and are made with powdered ginger, cinnamon, molasses, brown sugar and nutmeg. Gingersnap is as same as gingerbread, but gingerbreads are traditionally made in different shapes. Gingersnaps in America is a lot more like a sugar cookie than like small, thin cookies. These cookies are often complemented with a cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk or even with ice-cream and yoghurt. Gingersnaps are found to be healthier than other cookies because of its anti-inflammatory properties, the power to stimulate the blood circulation, fights with heart disease and other illness.
“Cookies are happy, because that is their job. Making those you know, and don’t know happy. They tell people you care.” – Brent M. Jones
History of National Gingersnap Day
Origination of National Gingersnap Day remains unknown. Although, it is believed that during the early 13th century, gingersnap cookies originated in Germany, and were first made by the medieval monks. Most of those recipes usually contained molasses, brown sugar, cloves, ginger and cinnamon. It is also said that the previous version of these gingersnaps was called Lebkuchen, it was the German Christmas version of gingerbread cookies. Gingersnaps are an evolution of Lebkuchen, which varied with each country’s preferences and taste.
Other Celebrations on July 1
July 1 is also celebrated as
- International Joke Day
- Canada Day
- Chartered Accountants Day
- National Second Half of the Year Day
- Zip Code Day
- National Build a Scarecrow Day
- National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
- National Postal Worker Day
- International Reggae Day
How to celebrate National Gingersnap Day
Celebrate National Gingersnap Day by making and sharing those ginger treats with your neighbours, friends and family. Gingersnaps are healthier and, low in calories. It helps to digest fatty foods and also have many other health benefits, so without any guilt people can enjoy this snack in a reasonable amount. These cookies are crunchier when looked for long and can be chewy when more cornstarch is added to the recipe. You can enjoy the day by inviting your friends for a small tea and gingersnap snack party. One can also teach the kids around them to make these little treats at home. Post pictures and share your National Gingersnap Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #GingersnapDay.